Jay Maynard (jmaynard) wrote,
Jay Maynard

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Christmas with a different family

This was the first time I'd spent Christmas with another family than my own natural one. vakkotaur and I went to his parents' place in Merrill. (6 hours each way, whee.) It was an experience, to say the least.

The family customs were different in detail, but the overall feeling and goodwill were the same. There were a couple of folks outside Paul's family that were there...an old friend of his dad, and a not-so-old friend. The not-so-old friend was a real motormouth - to the point that I sat there thinking "Go home. Please go home." at him for the last 90 minutes or so he was there. I spent most of the rest of the time hacking on Hercules.

Got a nice set of gifts from Paul and his folks, chief among them a Victorinox Cybertool 41 Swiss Army Knife and some winter survival necessities. I gave a few nice gifts, too, including a framed print of the picture of Paul and the Belgian horses for his mom and a digital clock for his dad.

A nice relaxing couple of days, overall.

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